To say that former Vice President Joe Biden is a gaffe machine would be the understatement of the year, given the number of ridiculously bizarre — and sometimes downright creepy — things he has stated on the campaign trail.
In his final push to win over the hearts of Pennsylvania voters, Biden instead collapsed under the pressure. The Democrat nominee racked up the gaffes at a record pace, claiming that he was wearing a Philadelphia Eagles jacket when, in reality, he was sporting a University of Delaware Blue Hen’s jacket — among other missteps.
The gaffe came as Biden tried to convince the crowd of his Philadelphia street credit by bragging about his wife’s Philadelphia heritage.
“I was very happy to have the moniker of being Pennsylvania’s third senator. I married a Philly girl, by the way,” Biden said. He then quickly looked down, gesturing at the Blue Hens logo on his jacket before saying “And I’ve got my Eagles jacket on.”
In this video, Joe Biden claims to be wearing a Philadelphia @Eagles jacket.
It’s a Delaware Blue Hens jacket.
— Tim Murtaugh (@TimMurtaugh) November 1, 2020
The glaring mistake wasn’t immediately noticed by the small rally crowd, who were all in their cars honking their horns in support of the 77-year-old Democrat candidate, but Twitter users were quick to pounce.
As if the Blue Hens gaffe wasn’t hilarious enough, at a surprise campaign stop in the state later that day, Biden would go on to introduce his granddaughter, Finnegan Biden. Grandpa Joe slipped up again in his introduction, calling himself the little girl’s “grandmom” before eventually correcting himself.
Joe Biden: “I am Finnegan Biden’s GRANDMOM”
— Steve Guest (@SteveGuest) November 1, 2020
Not surprisingly, Twitter users once again piled on, with some critics even expressing sympathy, claiming that Biden has obvious signs of common diseases in the aging population like Dementia or Alzheimer’s.
According to Fox News, Biden’s Pennsylvania gaffes come in the wake of another unfortunate gaffe made during a campaign stop in Michigan, where the frail candidate was bragging about the Affordable Care Act, which he worked on with former President Barack Obama.
“Donald Trump thinks health care is a privilege, Barack and I think it’s a right to have badakathcare,” Biden said. Shortly after, Trump aired the gaffe moment — along with several others — during short video clips at his campaign rallies, which drew plenty of laughter.
Politics aside and giving him the benefit of the doubt, Biden’s constant string of gaffes might be caused by combination of old age and a childhood stutter, but in no way, shape or form does a man in his condition belong on a world stage negotiating with America’s allies and adversaries.